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Motor Neurone Disease Research Group (Neurology)

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Contact email: felicity.whitton@iop.kcl.ac.uk

Research group website: http://www.iop.kcl.ac.uk/departments/?locator=969

The Motor Neurone Disease Research Group has formed the King's MND (Motor Neuron Disease) Care and Research Centre. It now comprises 40 researchers including senior researchers, post-doctoral fellows, research students and technical staff. Its remit spans molecular genetics (Professor Chris Shaw, Dr John Powell, Dr Ammar Al-Chalabi), molecular cell biology (Professor Chris Miller, Professor Chris Shaw, Professor Nigel Leigh, Dr Jean-Marc Gallo), molecular pathology (Dr Safa Al-Sarraj, Professor Nigel Leigh), functional neuroimaging with MRI (Professor Nigel Leigh, Professor Steve Williams, Professor Gareth Barker, Dr Derek Jones, Dr Andy Simmons), positron emission tomography (PET; Professor Nigel Leigh in collaboration with Professor David Brooks at the MRC Clinical Research Centre, Hammersmith Hospital, London); studies on the clinical consequences and treatment of MND including analysis of respiratory difficulties and interventions such as noninvasive ventilation (in collaboration with Professor John Moxham and Dr Rebecca Lyall in the Department of Respiratory Medicine at King's College Hospital and Dr Michael Polkey at the Brompton Hospital), and clinical trials (Professor Nigel Leigh, Ms Caroline Murphy, Ms Hannah Mason).


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